The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to announce emerging SUNS defender and Academy graduate Bodhi Uwland has signed a two-year contract extension until the end of 2026.
Uwland has become a first-choice defender under Senior Coach Damien Hardwick and has played 13 games in his breakout 2024 season.

The 20-year-old was named a Telstra Rising Star nominee in Round 12 and said he was thrilled to remain with the SUNS for an additional two years.
“It’s been an amazing journey so far with the SUNS and I’ve absolutely loved being a key member of the team and having the trust from the coaches to go out and do my job each week,” Uwland said.
“To be able to play for the team I grew up supporting as a kid is a privilege I will never take for granted.
“I just want to continue to repay the faith the club has shown in me and do everything I can to help the club win and succeed in the years to come.”
GC SUNS National Recruiting Manager Kall Burns said Uwland had impressed everyone at the club with his tenacity and work ethic.
“It’s pleasing to see Bodhi gain some continuity in his football after overcoming several injury setbacks early in his career,” Burns said.
“Bodhi lets his actions do the talking on the football field and is the type of player who lifts those around him, so we are pleased to have him at our club for at least another two years.”
Uwland has been with the SUNS Academy since he was 11 and played his junior football with the Burleigh Bombers on the Gold Coast.
He spent his first year on the club’s list battling stress fractures in his back, which saw him wearing a back brace for 23 hours a day and clocking over 3,000km on a stationary bike during his rehab period.
Uwland made his AFL debut in Round 1, 2023 and has played 16 games at AFL level.